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My Life


Monday, June 11, 2012  |  Personal
I recently realized that I don't have anything on my blog about my life except for my bio. When i talk to clients I encourage them to not only hire someone who creates images they connect with but also to hire someone they connect with on a personal level. After all, that person is going to spend the day with them on one of the most important days of their lives. Yet I didn't have anything on my blog that told anyone anything about me. Such a hypocrite I am! The main reason I've shied away from posting too many personal things is because we live fast and busy lives. I don't want someone to come to my blog and have to hunt for work, I wanted to make it easy on them and display it front and center. I also didn't feel like I had much to share beyond my hobbies and life that would be interesting to my readings/lookers.  
 
Until two years ago when my first son was born. 
 
So who am I beyond a photographer? I'm a wife to an amazing husband who makes being a father look so darn easy. I'm a mother of two 14 months apart and an advocate for my son with Down syndrome. My faith, my family and my friends are the three most important things in the world to me. Without each of them I'm not sure who I would be. They define me. I'm imperfect and learning more and more every day to embrace the imperfection and even finding the humor in it. I just wish everyone else would find it as funny as I do.  
 
Having two kids 14 months apart is about as crazy as you can imagine but it's also the most wonderful experience. There are moments they love each other unlike I could have ever imagined and then the next moment they are literally making each other bleed. We clean up a lot of messes and it's pretty loud but it's never boring. People ask me if it's hard. It's not hard at all. It's full. I wouldn't change it for the world and I can't wait to watch them grow up buddies.  
 
I don't consider myself a typical mom but really when I step back I realize I've taken a full dive into complete motherhood. I'm still refusing to use the word playdate though. And I haven't bought a van yet but my friends keep snickering behind my back promising me it will happen. I refuse to believe them and threatening them that they will soon become my former friends. But I am finding more and more that my typical daily uniform is a workout outfit that hasn't seen the inside of a gym and my hair knows nothing but the style of a ponytail. I can't remember the last time my skin has seen foundation. I also don't own a tube of lipstick. My grandmother finds that horrifying.  
 
At the end of the day when I finally lay down and close my eyes I can't help but smile. I may smell like spit up and my ears are ringing from the screaming of two small ones and don't even get me started on my to-do list. But life is beautiful. It's messy and chaotic and crazy but it is absolutely perfect. Even if I'm not.  
 
Stay tuned because I have about 7 weddings that still need to be blogged from this busy season. In the meantime, enjoy a few pictures of two of the loves of my life.
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